|Received:||11/28/2004 10:22:16 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Rather than allow telemarketers to leave long recorded spam on private phones, it would be better to outlaw such messages altogether. The recorded messages are just as intrusive as human calls. The phone still rings at inconvenient times, they still call from "unavailable" numbers so that you can't see who it is before answering. And there isn't even a human who can be told "Take my name off your list." If no one is home, the recorded message can be several minutes long, clogging telephone answering machines. Besides, companies very often lie about having a pre-established relationship with the person called. For instance, if someone used me as a reference on a credit purchase in 1992, the store claims I am a customer and they have a right to call me.